Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
- I now have access to facebook through two different independent sources :). I wish I could see your faces right now because I know how much this is annoying so many people!!
- When did the corn get SO HIGH! It seems like just yesterday we were worrying that the farmers were never going to get to plant the corn because it was raining so much.
- I think I only had two eye twitches today! Which is nice because they got a lot worse yesterday.
- I drove over 200 miles in my car today.
- I can't do math. Actually, my last bullet point was supposed to be "I have posted as many times on my blog as there are days in a year." And then I laughed at myself and decided to bullet "I have posted as many times on my blog as there are days in a year minus five." You figure out the rest...
And now a fun client story. I had a last session today with a 7 year old who I have been seeing for one and a half years. She wanted to paint a piece of pottery, so we did that and then she wanted to glue some beads on it. After locating the glue, I was shaking it because it was coming out really watery. I PROMISE I closed the top, but all of a sudden, I felt something wet on my cheek. Once we realized it was glue, my client started giggling uncontrollably! Lucky for her, I was laughing to. She continued to giggle while I went to the bathroom to clean my face. She continued to giggle while she tried to tell Stephanie the story of what happened. Ten minutes later, project back in hand, we are working quietly and she announces, "I am still laughing on the inside!" Then, while we were driving home, I realized that I had glue in my hair and she started laughing again, stating, "I am laughing on the inside and outside!" It was kind of a bittersweet moment, because she has made so much progress but I don't want to stop seeing her because she is a joy to be around!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Upon further research of eye twitching, I found several "remedies." Emily and I were laughing over some of them:
*Myectomy:a surgical procedure in which some or all of the muscles and nerves of the eyelids are removed
*Anti-epileptic drugs or other oral medications
*Prescription Tranquilizers & Anti- Psychotics
*flushing eyes with water
And best of all: one of the preventative measures:"Because stress and/or anxiety often causes eye twitch, one of the best preventative measures is to keep stress levels down." Well, duh!
Information obtained from: www.eyecarebasics.com
Me: What's Nate driving these days?
Grandma: His car (I had a "Duh" moment but decided I shouldn't say it out loud to my grandma. Pat on the back for respecting my elders)
Me: Yes, but what has he been driving.
Grandma: He bought a new car just before he graduated.
Me: What kind of car did he get?
Grandma: A blue one.
Fast forward several hours. I have already recounted the story to my mom and my cousin Michele. I am driving us to the mall to meet several other family members for dinner. I start to make a turn but a car is coming around the curve so I stop rather suddenly.
Me: Michele, Mom is probably going to say something about my driving.
Mom: No, I was actually going to say that I thought that was Nate that you almost hit.
Me: Oh, Nate drives an Impala?
Mom: No, but that was a blue car. (Seriously, does he drive the only blue car in Chicago?!)
Fast forward to dinner and I recount the grandma conversation and mom conversation to everyone else at dinner (including my cousin Nate). Everyone laughs. I am a good story teller. I forget to ask and no one volunteers what kind of car Nate actually drives.
Fast forward to Saturday afternoon. Mom and I are about to pull into grandma's driveway.
Mom: Oh, you should go into the house and tell Nate you like his blue car.
Me: That's Nate's car in the driveway?
Me (after not-so-close inspection): You mean he drives a Civic? Like me?! No one in all the story telling could remember that we drive the same car????
Mom: I guess not.
Fast forward to inside the house. I recount that conversation to my cousin Nate.
His response: But you drive a hybrid.
End of story. I am still laughing. My family makes me laugh.
*Fatigue or lack of sleep
*Over consumption of caffeine
*Physical or emotional stress
*Anxiety or phobias
*Brain damage or other neurological disorders
*Associated with temper tantrums (especially in children)
*Eye stress associated with extended viewing of the computer screen
So, I was able to eliminate a few: I have been sleeping very well lately, I have not consumed any more caffeine than is typical for me (one can of Dr. Pepper a day), I don't think I have suffered from any brain damage (2+2=4, right?), and I don't have epilepsy. So, the only thing I can figure is that I am under a lot of stress, I am anxious about something, I have been throwing a lot of temper tantrums, or I'm on my computer too much. Most people I've talked to have voted on the stress, but those temper tantrums get me every time...
Regardless, eye twitching is annoying!
Friday, July 24, 2009
I took today off in order to head up to Chicago a little early to spend time with my family. My cousin is in town from Maryland, another cousin is having a brunch on Sunday for his college graduation, and I realized that I haven't been up to see my mom since Christmas! So, it will be a fun time of spending time with family and being able to catch up. And shopping because I can't go to see my mom without shopping (she even told me that my grandma said I must need some new things because we shop every time I go to see her!). Anyway, I need to get going so that I actually get there early and not right during rush hour!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
And on the exercise report....oh my goodness am I S-O-R-E. As the day went on, it became more and more difficult to walk up and down stairs. I was contemplating going rollerblading tonight but then I didn't get home until close to 7 and I needed to get some paperwork done and I'm just too lazy :). My mom told me to bring the exercise tape and we could maybe do it together. I'm not sure I want anyone else to see me do this tape :) but I will take it just in case.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thank you Lord for considering me for such a time as this. Help me to live each day in complete surrender and obedience to You so that I may impact those around me for Christ and may live a life worthy of the Lord, making every effort to please You in every way. Amen.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
It was just a normal Wednesday for me today. And boy do I love normalcy after the three weeks I have had!
I'm currently watching the last season of Alias on DVD. I will somewhat sheepishly admit that I watched 4 episodes tonight. A lot happened in those 4 episodes, though! I won't tell you just in case you ever want to watch from the beginning. I will say that knowing how the season ended is helping me cope through the beginning of the season!
Danell posted some really fun pictures of the twins. It makes me want to go visit again! Check them out here.
Have a nice Thursday!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I recently figured out, after living in Peoria for 3 years, that if you actually go the speed limit on Sterling Ave, you are much more likely to get through all the lights. If you choose not to go the speed limit (like 3/4 of Peorians), you get stuck at EVERY. SINGLE. LIGHT. Now, if I could just convince all of those slow-pokes in front of me. Seriously, when I am going 47 down the road I FLY by people as if I am going 15 miles over the speed limit instead of 2 miles!
That's all the wisdom I have to impart!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
A couple of months ago I put Kari in charge of planning my birthday party. I definitely wanted to do something for my 30th birthday but I didn't really want to plan anything. She did a fabulous job! Pictures will definitely follow, but she did Teresa Trivia, had a wall of pictures of me that she collected from a lot of different people, my kind of music playing in the background, some of my favorite snacks, a memory book (if you weren't at the party and want to sign the book, just let me know!), and Kristi made me an amazing turtle cake (definitely will put the pictures up of that!). I had lots of fun! It was a great way to celebrate the beginning of my 30th year!
Now who's ready to countdown to number 31?!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tomorrow starts the birthday festivities. Dinner and dessert at Dad and Amy's. Possibly swimming if the weather actually warms up. Have I ever mentioned that I really like my birthday?! :)